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television in britain. the business consequences of this scandal are still unfolding, but the legal consequences started unfolding years ago. in 2007, a "news of the world" editor and private investigator hired by the paper were jailed for the phone hacking. the editor, andy coulson denied knowing about the hacking but resigned anyway. david cameron then hired that editor, andy coulson, to be a communications director for them. last week he and another editor were arrested for hacking and bribery charges. told about the involvement in the scandal at the time cameron was hiring him. cameron announced an official inquiry. >> after listening carefully, we've decided the best way to proceed is with one inquiry, but in two parts. i can tell the house this inquiry will be led by one of the most senior judges in this country and under the 2005 inquiries act. newspaper reporters, management, pro -- barbara boxer, jay rockefeller and bob menendez have all called for investigations by the justice department and securities and exchange commission. the senators say they want to know if american
and connie britain, also up for honors "modern family" led the pack among comedies, including best comedy. also in the chase for that award are the "big bang cheetheory" "" "the office" "30 rock" and "parks and recreation". steve car rel has yet to win an award. among his competitors, matt le blank in his comedy "episodes." marc barger, nbc news. >>> the buzz is building for something that rock and roll hasn't seen in a long time. the super group. >> yeah, the group, this band is called super heavy. mick jagger, dave stewart, josh stone, ar raman who won oscars. the first cast of characters that formed the band, rock, regular reggae, pop and soul. a tour is due out this september. >> can't wait to hear it. >>> coming up on news4, a scientific break through that's giving dentists and their patients a reason to smile. >>> and why this man is wearing a pasta strainer on his driver's license photo. the answer is coming up. >>> and for all of your news, be sure to follow news4 online. just search nbc was noirm now, this is more like it. >> yeah. >> just want it to hang on, right? at least for
murdoch's media empire. the message is clear, both the u.s. and great britain are turning up the heat. >>> in china, a section of bridge collapses. sending a tourist bus plunging into the forest below and the death toll could get higher. >>> clock is ticking and tensions are soaring and if you want an idea how things heat are over the debt crisis, listen to this. president obama storms out of yesterday's meeting vowing he will veto any extension of the debt ceiling that is only short term. reports say he said to aeric cantor, quote, many could bring down my presidency. >>> the august 2nd deadline is looming and pessimism is growing. a major rating agency says it will review the nation' sterling bond rating for a possible downgrade. we are covering the angles of this all-important debt talk story. dan lothian at the white house with reaction to the extraordinary ratcheting up of tensions. ali velshi is giving us the bottom line on the economics. why should you care that u.s. bonds could face a brutal reality check? ali, let's start with you. a downgrade would be like seeing your person
newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, ability to respond.al system's >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant,t, long-time target of the tabloid. today, he talked with "nightline" about how he waged his own covert operation and turned the tables on the tabloids. when did you first get a sense that they were listening in on your life? >> well, that washe paranoid moments when photographers wou
ninth arrest in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of gist is and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called wiretap act. and american corporations can't break american laws, and rupert murdoch, according to reports, became an american citizen. his corporation is american, because he wanted to be able to own tv stations. well, the fact is, you have to abide by american law. >> let me ask you, do you believe in he bribed foreign officials? isn't that what we're talking about? his corporation? >> well, it's not a question of whether i believe it. the reports are coming out of britain that, in
for greatness and also pushes and support this project leaders to envision britain is in themselves. -- greatness in themselves. [applause] [applause] michellechu, 17, is a committed youth board member and on the youth empowerment advisory board. she is a college-bound ambassador in march from mentor school, where she is a wonderful model tutor. michelle is a responsible and motivated later working to bring you up voice to her community. [applause] nataliegranados, 18, has been a leader in the grenada movement where she had been in the budget crisis and have bravely spoken at the bourse supervisors. she has advocated for sense of participation and funding to be restored to our city's quality youth programs. [applause] [applause] roblin bonner, 18, is an outspoken member of the youth leadership. roblin graduated from downtown high where she was a passionate role model and advocated for youth to be more engaged in the political process. [applause] [applause] -- 17, pawlenty first single occupancy sro in the chinatown development center. he also wrote a grant proposal to create a bilin
. >> reporter: connie britain and kyle chandler won for "friday night lights." and steve carell was also nominated for best actor in a comedy. abc news. >> we've been talk about the picture perfect weather. if this sounds good, go to westminster for the songs at 6:30 concert series. that's where lynette charles is tonight. >> reporter: all right, so i'm here, live. i'm in westminster now. i'm at the library on this beautiful july day. i had to get out and see what's going on. we have a concert series here. i have someone that will tell you all about it. let me bring in the branch manager. hi, thank you for being here. tell us what's going on tonight. >> tonight is the second of the songs at 6:30 concert series. we're bringing that here to the library. we're excited about it. >> reporter: that's awesome, you'll have good music as well. how long has this been going on? >> this is the second concert that we've hosted. last month, we had a successful lunch at the library concert series. now, we have this gorgeous stage behind us, we're lucky to be able to host this. next thursday, we have th
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. >> that is the latest from britain, where the pressure is mounting. the f.b.i. is probing allegations that newscorp tried to hack the phone records of victims of 9/11. concerns were raised by peter king, and joining him was democrat bruce brailey, who asked the house oversight committee to act. thank you for joining us. tyou say in your letter you have concerns about allegations that hacking extended to u.s. citizens. >> we do know there are concerns about the possibility that voicemails from 9/11 victims were obtained. there is a chance u.s. citizens may have had their emails accessed by newscorp. because of the alarm about this issue, i joined peter king and louise slaughter, from new york with a strong interest in protecting those victims. they are makin gsurg sure there is no violation of u.s. law, to provide the oversight the constitution requires. >> there was a possibility of victims of this. >> this is not a fishing expedition. the chair of the homeland security committee. they would not ask the f.b.i. to investigate this. for those uof us with a sense of decency, we have to push for answer
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the long-planned bid to take over britain's largest satellite broadcaster. this is big bad for him. back stateside senators jay rockefeller barba boxer and peter king have called in for investigations into whether murdoch broke u.s. laws. >>> joins us is jay -- and gabriel sherman entitled "fox news made a circus" and boy does he regret it now. gabrielle, i think you've written about me at different times, so let's talk about the journalism -- no harm done, i don't think, there. but let me ask the question. the investigation that's going on, peter king is a red-hot going after kind of guy, especially new york stuff involving the victims of 9/11. if it can be determined that murdoch's people did here what they did there, gone in and hacked into people's e-mail, people's telephone lines to find out information about the victims of 9/11, how hot is that? >> gosh, chris, i mean, that is the, you know, that is the big elephant in the room, but i think it's important to point out that there's no evidence thus far that any of that hacking activity has occurred stateside. >> why would it not hap
because we have seen in great britain the flow of information as it relates to the success "news of the world" had in getting access to personal information of the prime minister, of great britain, of the royal family, of crime victims in great britain, that it creates a serious enough question to have our justice department find out what is true. if this is true, then it should be prosecuted under federal law here in the united states. if it's not we should know that and be able to move on. >> news international responded to these allegations, sir, and they're telling people that they have seen no evidence that these allegations in reference to phone hacking of 9/11 victims is true, and it's also important to note that news corp. is an american company, it's based in new york, rupert murdoch is australian by birth and is an american citizen and became one years back. in your estimation of what you know so far, do you think this could lead to any criminal charges from american prosecutors in the future? >> well it's too early to tell, but if the allegations end up being proven tr
should be prosecuted and put in jail. rupert murdoch, who has done some good things in britain for newspapers and broadcasts -- >> like what? >> he has kept "the times" afloat. >> did he do it? it gave him a great deal of power and influence. people did not like that kind of undemocratic power being demonstrated. >> yes, he has had an extreme power. he has not only use that power to support the conservative party and i do not think he has a strong political agenda. if it does, it plays second to his business interests. >> it is sometimes said he influenced tony blair to not join the euro. >> we owe him thanks then. >> he did not have a political path. >> he switched between parties. he put his support behind tony blair and 1997 and then switched back to the tories in 2009. had he had a consistent agenda, i think it would be more dubious. >> he is the man at the top of news corp.. we know the phone hacking has taken place. these unethical practices in journalism -- how far is that culture endemic in news corp.? >> we do not know. it now looks as though the contagion is spreading
, but this is all new territory for this huge media figure and for great britain. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london again for us tonight. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, news corps got beaten up all day today by british politicians both before and after they dropped out of the bid. one of their fiercest critics, former prime minister gordon brown, who accused murdock's papers of law breaking on what he calls an industrial scale. >> order! order! >> reporter: in parliament today politicians for once found something they could agree on. rupert murdock's news corporation, they said should drop its bid for british tv network bskyb. >> they've got to stop talking about mergers until they sort out the mess they created. >> reporter: but even before they voted, news corps, beat them to it. >> they have decided in the last few moments that it will withdraw. >> reporter: announcing they would walk away from the biggest merger in the corporation's history, potentially worth billions, in a statement they said they would walk away from a deal potentially worth billions. the com
rupert murdoch in retreat. he abandoned his controversial $12 billion plan to expand into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful, it's got to be addressed at every level and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess he created. >> reporter: prime minister cameron met with the parents of the teenage girl, milly dowler, whose cell phone lies at the heart of the scandal. she was murdered in 2002 but only last monday the public learned her phone had been hacked by murdoch's paper "news of the world" and messages were even deleted which gave milly's parents false hope that she was still alive. mark lewis is the dowler family's lawyer. >> the people could not ignore the fact and newspapers could not ignore the fact that a dad's little girl was having her phone hacked. i mean how far, how low do you have to stoop? >> reporter: it set off ten days' worth of dirty tricks allegations that murdoch papers had hacked the voice mails of fami
california register eligible pacific heights historic district, between britain jackson street -- greenwich and jackson streets. in 2007, the senior planner wrote the inquiry on 2626 filbert street, which i came before you on. it is three blocks from edward ii. this is him. it is true that the building is not within a designated historic district, but the area falls within an area which we found to be a potential historic district, which would qualify as a historic resourced for the ceqa guidelines. we have not established boundaries of what the potential district, but it is a flag for us to the parties in this area extra scrutiny. in 2008, regarding the 2626 filbert case, the potentially california registered eligible district is roughly located between greenwich and a jackson street and lyon and steiner streets. this abuts the property in question. in the july 7, 2011 exhibit a pmnd, planning staff determined that the proposed group housing project would not result in any impact to adjacent historic resources. yet the project site adjoins the prodigious california register pacific heights
. >> also ahead, a new consider morning tied to that phone hacking scandal in britain. lawmakers here are calling for their own investigation. we'll have details on that plus do you know how to secure your cell phone to pry veevent peopl from hacking it? we'll run through four things you need to know. >> sounds like timely advice. also this morning, daniel radcliff will be here, the star of the successful harry potter chan fr franchise. it's already set the record for advanced ticket sales. daniel will be opening up about the series and also a very personal issue that he's admitted he's struggled with. >> we want to begin with that chilling confession of the alleged killer of an 8-year-old boy. jeff rossen is in brooklyn with details on this and we should warn you that some of the details are disturbing, jeff. >> reporter: they sure are. this 8-year-old boy asked his parents over and over again, can i please just walk home from summer chasm aamp all by himsel. they finally said yes. it was only about seven blocks. they even ran through it and practiced it together. but when the boy di
and fitter and not to be missed -- bitter and not to be missed. >> pressure continues to mount in britain. in the u.s., the fbi is closing allegations that news corp. tried to hack into the phone records of victims of the 9/11 attack. more on that border of the story -- part of the story. news corp. is headquartered in new york. the fbi seems to be bowing to pressure from politicians. >> that is right. what happened last night, a republican congressman from long island called on the fbi to open an investigation and two reports there was an attempt to obtain the phone records and numbers of the 9/11 victims, especially british victims and this attempt was made by "news of the world" reporters. this is the allegation. made in a rival newspaper. this is what it politicians want to have investigated. 9/11 is a totemic issue as we approach the 10th anniversary. people cannot believe this could be -- possibly have happened. i understand the investigation is in its preliminary stages. it does not mean a thing has done wrong but murdoch was a company is facing investigations on both sides of the
that. in great britain, they are going to have all community schools. it's what my colleague, jim dierck, is doing. we need to turn every school into a community school. i had a fabulous opportunity to visit this school. it's for kids who have failed in every way. it's colead by the cb on. they do the counseling. vocational work. the district is the class teaching. they have somebody at their side all the time to help with the needs of the student and the principle and cbo get up and meet every morning. they were total partners in making this a community school. then i will be through. i had the opportunity to go to another school at 9 o'clock at night where i thought it was going to be closed. i walk into the school in upper manhattan and it is lit up like a christmas tree. we have to light up every school. it changed the whole neighborhood. it was a beacon of wonderfulness. it was full of activity. of young people. parents. esl. everything. i got so excited about the potential could be. and it changed the neighborhood and young people. if you want to talk about safety. i think
field. the dirt infield is covered with grass. saturday, britain's manchester city will take on mexico' club america as part of the world football challenge. at the british consulate, officials showed off the storied fa cup awarded to britain's top soccer club and currently held by manchester >> >> foggy skies keeping a lid on bay area temperatures. bill martin's forecast for tomorrow in eight minutes. . >>> a teenager is bringing hope to hundreds of bay area family. the triumph they i want to crush more cars. ♪ i want to sell more tea cups. ♪ i need help selling bread. ♪ i want to sell more crabs. [ male announcer ] you know where you want to take your business. i want to design more buildings. [ male announcer ] in here, small business solutions from at&t can get you there. starting with the at&t all for less package -- just $70 per month, voice plus broadband. it's the at&t network. helping you do what you do... even better. >>> new at 10:00. an unusual celebration involves dozens of kids, all of whom were born premao tour think. one of them was so small the time she was born,
.s. regulatory side along side what is going on here in britain. we have senators coming out and saying that department of justice and sec should be launching an inquiry. we have representative peter king should launch an inquiry, which we know now is happening. a lot of that came out last night. some is coming to fruition. because rupert and james murdoch were were here, if they were summoned, they could not resist that. this is the country where he runs those media assets in question. but yet he would be required to show his face in the u.s. so, the common disdense of those two actions which something reverend that people add hard time coming to grips with. >> very interesting timing. eric, the fbi investigation that was put out today, how serious do you think it is? >> very serious. any time you have the fbi investigating a company, that's the worst nightmare. that's juf the beginning. we have this allegation, with investigators strieing to hack phones of 9/11 victims trying to get their last phone messages, a gruesome scenario but that is what is reported in the british press. the f
after world war ii, many historians will point to the suez crisis where britain was involved in an action we told them not to be involved in and britain said, no, we're going forward with our interest there and america threatened using economic policy because we held so much of their debt. i am scared of the day america -- foreign policy will be affected by those people who hold our debt and they will be able to reign control over us. this is very crucial. >> if i could go on that, we know who you're talking about, china already owns more than a quarter of america's debt. that's a staggering amount of debt to be held by one nation. at the moment, they haven't flexed their muscles in the way you just discussed but they could, couldn't they? >> absolutely. that's what i worry about. i think the future of foreign policy is going to be even more, i think it already is, even more controlled by economic interests and economic strength. that's why america should be focusing in my opinion and i think often like the president says, healing our economy and strengthening our nation econ
tied to the tabloid phone hacking scandal in britain. lawmakers here at home in the u.s. are calling for their own investigation. we're going to have details on that. do you know how to secure your cell phone to prevent people from hacking it? we're going to run through four things you need to know to keep hackers at bay. >> also this morning, daniel radcliffe will be here, the star, of course of the wildly successful "harry potter" franchise and the final film is opening tomorrow. it has already set the record for advanced ticket sales and he'll be opening up about the series as it comes to an end and a personal issue that he struggled with. >>> we want to begin with the chilling confession from the alleged killer of an 8-year-old in new york city. jeff rossen has details on that. some of the details are disturbing, jeff. >> reporter: this sure are. good morning to you. this young boy, 8-year-old boy asked his parents over and over again, can i please walk home from summer camp all by himself. parents finally said yes. they rehearsed the route, only about seven blocks, chose a halfw
international, started in great britain, but it has now a chance to possibly make it over to the united states, but we have confirmed through the fbi that they are now, law enforcement sources, that the fbi is now looking no this hacking scandal in which journalist who worked for news international and tabloids over in great britain possibly tried to hack into the phone numbers of 9/11 victims and possibly some other u.s. citizens, so now this scandal that started over in great britain has a chance to make it to the united states and the fbi it appears right now is getting involved. we'll have much more on this still developing story throughout the next couple of hours here on cnn. also coming up for you this hour, the man accused of killing and mutilating an 8-year-old boy is arraigned in court. the charges, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder. we will take you there coming up, and adarandi kaye just mentioned to you a moment ago, l.a. is gearing up for gridlock. you might be thinking, well, what's the big deal? it's l.a. they are used to gridlock on their highways. but this is di
and his son james have now agreed to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating britain's phone hacking scandal. initially murdoch said he wouldn't be able to attend the july 19 hearing. the hearings were in response to allegations this journalists illegally listened to thousands of voice mails and bribed police. >>> the tsa is taking action to speed up security screening. tsa chief john pistole announced the first steps for a so-called trusted traveler program. the aim is toas security screening for passengers who voluntarily release certain information. initially the pilot test will be available only to current participants in a u.s. custom programs. those include certainly frequent flyers on american and delta airlines flying out of atlanta, detroit, miami and dallas. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional leaders to reach a long-term deficit reduction deal. white house press secretary jay carney says if both sides fail to reach an agreement on spending cuts and tax hikes by friday, they will have to shift their focus to solei raising the debt ceiling.
over in britain was that the politicians were very much involved in this, in that they were afraid of making the media very angry. do you fear any of that here? the simple truth you talk about politicians criticizing the media, you're criticizing people who buy ink by the barrel. >> i'm accustomed to being in this boxing ring here. i served three years in the army. i'm not afraid of repercussions. i know that i'm on the right side of the question. it's going to be asked. i don't think about repercussions. if i think i'm on the right track, that's where i'm going to stay. >> how soon do you want this to move and how soon do you expect it to move, if at all, in this investigation? >> asap. it has to be done in an orderly fashion. i would urge hayes from the justice department because this now lingers over us in a very unpleasant unfair way. >> senator lautenberg, thanks for joining us tonight. >> glad to be here, thanks. >> this, as you can tell is getting ugly here, getting uglier over there. prime minister david cameron was grilled in parliament why he hired a former murdoch editor
demanding to know in newspapers in britain broke any laws in the united states. not only for alleged phone hacking and privacy violations, but those that might involve 9/11 victims and also possible violations of america's foreign corrupt practices laws. one of the lawmakers calling for the investigation is republican congressman peter king of new york. among the four democrats of new jersey, senator lautenberg. >> they have no right to break the laws. they are an american corporation. it wouldn't matter if they were selling tires or selling roofs or what have you. those are the rules, those are the laws that we have to obey. >> we are getting reports this morning scotland yards made an arrest in connection with the news corporation's phone hacking scandal. london's top cop is going to be in the hot seat today. let's bring in dan rivers. he has the latest live in london this morning. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, yeah. another arrest this morning in this police inquiry. we understand that may be a former editor of "the news of the world." that's according to sky news here.
, there's kristen wig who was nominated. tina fey got her 19th. then there's the amazing connie britain, she was nominated as well. congrats to all the nominees, the entire list is on our website. we find out the winner september 18. >>> now it's just one day away, what southern californians are calling carmageddon, the closing of the 405 for 53 hours. last night here, we told you about the special jetblue fares, $4 one way, those are sold out. and the lapd is asking celebrities to help get the word out. tom hank sent this out, this weekend, l.a., avoid carmageddon, gas-zilla, 405 grid look-apalooza, eat and shop local. >>> when we continue here tonight, an american icon who has now gone home. we'll hear from betty ford in her own words over the years. a. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of al
dropping his bid to purchase the satellite tv giant in great britain. >>> india's minister confirms the use of deadly sodium nitrate in the blast. the explosions killed at least 7 people and wounded more than 100. it's too early to know who's behind the bombings. it's the worst terror attack in the city since the siege by a pakistani terror group in 2008 that killed 166 people. pakistan condemned yesterday's violence, and representatives from both countries are expected to meet later this month. secretary of state hillary clinton also condemned the bombings and said that she will go ahead with plans to visit india next week. >>> sarah palin is now giving a rough time frame on whether or not she will join the 2012 race. the former alaska governor telling fox news last night she will announce her intentions in late august or early september. this comes after her comments in the latest issue of "newsweek" where she said, quote, "i could win." in a cryptic statement last night, the former vice presidential candidate said she's still thinking. >> you know, i did say in that article that i believ
isn't going to buy britain's sky tv network. lawmakers of allmajorbritain's r parties demanded he withdraw the bid as anger increases over employees of his newspapers hacked into voice mailboxes of the royal, even a a dnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> well, sometimes if you want a job done right, you just have to get in there and do it yourself, and that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show has ended. ratings of the oprah winfrey network or own, have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but has already sold $32 million in tickets. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows: part 2" will be costs more for tickets. >> they're giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursday, the surge of pride for the women of the u.s. world cup team. now just one win away from another
in retreat. today he abandoned his controversial $12 billion plan to expand into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful, it got to be addressed at every level, and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess they've created. >> reporter: the prime minister david cameron met today with the parents of the teen-age girl milly dowler whose stone lies at the heart of this scandal. she was murdered in 2002, but only last monday the public learned her phone had been hacked by murdoch's paper, "news of the world." and messages were even deleted, which gave her parents false hope that she was still alive. mark lewis is the dowler family's lawyer. >> the people could not ignore the fact, and the newspapers could not ignore the fact that a dead little girl was having her phone hacked. i mean, how far... how low do you have to stoop? >> reporter: it set off ten days worth of dirty tricks allegations that murdoch papers had hacked the voice mail
in hot water and britain. so u.s. lawmakers are urging the fed is to investigate their concern that september 11th victim's may have had their phones tapped three senators and congressmen are asking the justice department determined effort for murdoch's u.s. based companies violated anti burr ridge another loss robert ross will appear before parliament next week to answer questions about the scandal that led to the closure of the news of the world newspaper the scandal is now extending out to other murdoch organizations funeral services began less than an hour for a former first lady betty ford ... it public viewing was held again this morning at the gerald ford presidential library in grand rapids ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] when you smile, the world smiles back. introducing crest 3d white enamel renewal toothpaste. it not only removes up to 90% of surface stains in just two weeks, it also strengthens and rebuilds your enamel. so, where are you getting off? three stops back. [ both chuckle ] [ female announcer ] new crest 3d white enamel renewal toot
rupert murdoch's news corporation in britain. the move comes after journalists from the new defunct tabloid paper "news of the world" reportedly contacted a new york city policeman to try to get private phone records of british citizens who died in the world trade center during the 9/11 attacks. former british prime minister gordon brown says other newspapers owned by murdoch took part in the phone hacking scandal. >>> the girlfriend of one of the country's most notorious mobsters says she knew nothing about his violent past. catherine greig is behind bars accused of harboring a fugitive. her lawyer made the argument during a bail hearing. fbi agents arrested her along with james "whitey" bulger near los angeles. prosecutors say bulger used to head boston's notorious winter hill gang and committed the murders to eliminate rivals or potential witnesses. greig left with him in 1995. >>> a missing persons search group wants its money back for its time and trouble searching for caylee anthony. texas equusearch is suing casey anthony. the group's founder says that anthony misled him and
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